Kuwait Airways receives two Airbus A320 aircraft

indexKuwait City : As part of its fleet development programme, Kuwait Airways received two new A320 aircraft from Airbus recently.
These two aircraft are part of the agreement with Airbus to upgrade Kuwait Airways fleet. At present, the number of aircraft already received is six of the same type.
Rasha Abdulaziz Al-Roumi, Kuwait Airways Chairperson and Managing Director, Abdullah Al-Sharhan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Department Directors and senior KAC officials were present to receive the two aircrafts at Kuwait International Airport.
Return to Munich
Kuwait Airways is resuming its services to Munich on July 16 after 17 years of cancellation.
The airline plans to operate the route from Kuwait City to Munich nonstop service 3 times a week.
It is to operate on an Airbus A340.
New terminal
Kuwait is considering re-tendering a multi-billion dollar project to construct a second terminal at its airport.
Kuwait recently awarded a contract worth US$4.8 billion (1.4-billion dinar) to a local company for the expansion of the country’s only international airport, an official statement said.
The central tenders committee announced on its website that the contract, one of the country’s mega projects, was awarded to Kharafi National, Kuwait’s leading construction firm.
Under the contract, a new terminal for Kuwait International Airport and a new runway will be built in addition to around 30 gates to boost the facility’s capacity from the current seven million passengers to 13 million in 2016. The capacity is slated to increase to 25 million passengers by 2025.

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